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DASL 2019 Leadership Learning Series - Effective Principals

  • University of Delaware 501 South College Ave. Newark, DE 19716 (map)

The Delaware Academy for School Leadership announces the 2019 Leadership Learning Series, featuring monthly learning events for educational leaders.

DASL Leadership Learning Series: Effective Principals: What We’ve Learned from the First Eight Years of Tennessee’s Leader Evaluation System

Tennessee implemented a statewide multiple-measure evaluation system for school leaders in 2011-12. Linking evaluation information to data from teacher surveys and from the state’s longitudinal data system, which includes detailed information about both educators and students, the Tennessee Education Research Alliance (TERA) has undertaken a program of research aimed at assessing the validity of the evaluation system and using the data it collects to better understand leaders’ effects on schools, the factors that contribute to leadership effectiveness, and the leadership labor market in the state. This presentation describes the main findings from this research agenda in progress and its implications for state policy and for educational administration more broadly.

Speaker: Jason Grissom, Ph.D.

Jason A. Grissom is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Education and (by courtesy) of Political Science at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. He also serves as Faculty Director of the Tennessee Education Research Alliance, a research-policy-practice partnership that produces research to inform Tennessee’s school improvement efforts, and currently is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Educational Researcher, flagship journal of the American Educational Research Association. Professor Grissom’s research uses large survey and administrative data sets to investigate school leadership, educator mobility, and issues of educational equity. He is particularly interested in identifying the impacts of school and district leaders on teacher and student outcomes. He has ongoing research projects on principal effectiveness, measurement and evaluation of principal job performance, and how principals make human capital or talent management decisions in their schools. Professor Grissom is the winner of best paper awards from the Journal of Educational Administration and the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and the Wilder Award for Scholarship in Social Equity and Public Policy for his work on leader diversity and teacher job outcomes. He co-edited the 2016 book Improving Teacher Evaluation Systems: Making the Most of Multiple Measures (Teachers College Press). Professor Grissom holds a Masters degree in Education and a PhD in Political Economics from Stanford University.

This is a free event for University of Delaware faculty and staff, sponsored by the Delaware Academy for School Leadership. Refreshments will be served.

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Questions about the DASL 2019 Leadership Learning Series? Contact Alison Travers,

This event is sponsored by the Delaware Academy for School Leadership and the Delaware Department of Education.

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